FLS Elections

2017 Slate for the FLS Executive Board

First Vice President/President Elect - Term Ending:  November 2020
Lisa Wemett, Macedon (Pioneer Library System)

Secretary - Term Ending:  November 2019
Lynne Madden (Incumbent), Macedon (Pioneer Library System)

Members At Large - Term Ending:  November 2019 (Vote for Four)
Patricia Loughan, Plattsburgh (Clinton Essex Franklin Library System)
Terry Morris, DeWitt (Onondaga County Public Library)
Marie Orlando (Incumbent), Valatie (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Susan Swanton (Incumbent), Rush (Monroe County Library System)

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Elections Information

The FLS Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among FLS members for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of 2nd vice president, secretary or treasurer (every two years), and for Members At Large of the Executive Board (annually).  The office of President is a three-year term, first serving as First Vice President/President-Elect, then Section President, and then Immediate Past President.  Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.

Petition Candidates

Article VII, Nominations and Elections, Section B. of the FLS By-Laws states that additional nominations of Section members may be added to the slate of candidates by petition signed by ten members.  The petition must be submitted by May 31, prior to the scheduled issuing of the ballot by NYLA on June 15.

Individuals wishing to appear on the 2016 ballot as a petition candidate for the office of FLS President-Elect, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, or Member At Large must complete a petition along with a candidate profile sheet and submit both to Lisa C. Wemett, Chair, FLS Nominating Committee, 16 Drumlin Drive, Macedon, NY 14502 no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Job descriptions for these elected positions and a candidate profile sheet can be found below.

Election Schedule

In 2015, FLS began holding its election for the Executive Board exclusively online.  Those members without Internet access at home or at work can access NYLA’s election process by visiting their local public library.

In mid-June, notification of the election is sent to all NYLA members eligible to vote via an e-mail blast, detailing the log in process for casting ballots through the NYLA Online Membership Center.  To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of June 14.

Only the primary contact person is eligible to vote on behalf of the Friends organizational members.  (Elected officers registered with NYLA through a Friends group’s organizational membership are not eligible to take part in the election.)

The elections open on June 15 and close on July 15.  Results are announced in late July via the FLS listserv and published in the fall issue of the FLS newsletter.  

Job Descriptions for Elected Officers of the FLS Executive Board:

Vice President/President Elect
Immediate Past President
Second Vice President
Member At Large

FLS Candidate Profile Sheet 2016


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